Creating Your Future State With Contract Management

By Maria Votlucka on 05/31/19

The IT Industry is facing unprecedented challenges with digital transformation.  Whether you’re an IT service provider, CIO, CTO, or work in a corporate IT department, the future state of your organization is weighing heavily on your team.  To future-proof and take control in the face of stringent compliance requirements, security threats, and privacy and data breaches, IT professionals must be able to respond effectively to organizational change, technological advances, cybersecurity demands, and behavioral, legal, and regulatory compliance requirements.

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CobbleStone Exhibits at the 2019 BIO International Convention

By Rosemary Shields on 05/29/19

Stop by Booth #2508!

This year, the BIO International Convention is being held on June 3-6, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, and the event expects to attract thousands of biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders from reputable organizations.  This industry-leading event has been a success in the past with thousands of companies in attendance in 2018.  CobbleStone will be exhibiting at BIO 2019 and looks forward to showcasing their award-winning contract management software, Contract Insight®, at booth #2508 in Hall D.

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Getting Executive Buy-In to Improve Your Contract Process

By Maria Votlucka on 05/24/19

Virtually every organization in every industry has contracts to manage.  More than ever, there are increasing opportunities to drive value with the contract management process by improving communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, leadership, and technical capabilities with the right contract management tools.  Each contract manager’s challenge is to get buy-in on contract process improvement initiatives.

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3 Government Contract Management Conferences for 2019

By Rosemary Shields on 05/23/19

Contract management processes vary based on industry and organization, and government agencies should take advantage of conferences that are unique to them.  That’s why we’ve hand-picked some of the best government contract management conferences for 2019 so government contracting professionals can network and learn in a familiar environment and from relatable experiences.  These three government contract management conferences will allow you to hear from industry leaders on how to overcome contract management challenges and learn about solutions to support your process. 

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CobbleStone Ranked in Top 5 Contract Management Software

By Rosemary Shields on 05/17/19

A Perfect “5 out of 5” for Contract Insight!

CobbleStone was recently recognized as one of the top five most popular contract management software providers according to Capterra’s list of 20 Most Popular Contract Management Software.  Our award-winning Contract Insight® has an overall perfect rating of “5 out of 5” on Capterra's website and our software achieved a perfect rating for ease of use and outstanding customer service – We work each and every day to provide the best experience to our users and are currently working on system updates for an even better experience!

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5 Critical Decisions Driven by Contract Data

By Maria Votlucka on 05/16/19

Organizations that make data-driven decisions position themselves for long-term success. Their culture, tools, and abilities are centered around the common goal of collecting quality data and analyzing it quickly and accurately to make informed business decisions. When managed effectively, quality contract data translates to contract analytics, providing the insights necessary for organizations to decrease contract cycle times with sharpened control, governance, and visibility. Learn how to turn contracts into a pivotal source of business intelligence that supports strategies, tactics, and goals.

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CobbleStone is Exhibiting at NY Tech Summit 2019

By Rosemary Shields on 05/14/19

CobbleStone Software, a leader in contract management and eProcurement software, is exhibiting at NY Tech Summit on June 6-7, 2019.  The event has been described as a “summertime Easter egg for Central New Yorkers,” because of the excitement it brings to New York this time of year, and conference hosts expect attendees to say NY Tech Summit 2019 was “worth every penny”.  The conference will be full of educational sessions, inspirational speakers, world-class collaborative workshops, and a chance for you to network with industry-leading exhibitors. 

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CobbleStone Employee Spotlight: Matthew Hughes, Senior Account Manager

By Rosemary Shields on 05/10/19

Matthew Hughes, a Senior Account Manager at CobbleStone, was recently awarded Account Manager of the Year for 2018 and says he is working towards another great year for 2019.  Matthew has been with CobbleStone since May 2012 and has seen the company grow into a contract management empire with thousands of users spanning the globe.  We interviewed Matthew about his experience at CobbleStone over the years and how he’s become a Contract Insight® expert since starting in 2012.

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9 Must Read Contract Management Resources for Spring 2019

By Maria Votlucka on 05/9/19

CobbleStone Software supports contract management, procurement, and legal professionals by releasing content to help you improve how you manage contracts. Whether you are managing ten contracts each year for a small business, or 100K contracts or more each year for a Fortune 500 company, we’ve created resources to supplement your contract management training and education, so you can be successful in your role and get the most value out of your organization’s contracts.

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What You Missed at the 2019 NY GovBuy Conference

By Rosemary Shields on 05/7/19

CobbleStone attended the 2019 NY GovBuy on April 30th and May 1st as a contract management and eSourcing software exhibitor.  The event was a collaborative experience for NY state government buyers, held in Albany, NY at the Empire State Plaza and Albany Capital Center.  Sessions provided conference attendees with industry news and best practices for procurement, bid management, contract management, and more.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend 2019 NY GovBuy, I outlined some key takeaways from the NY state conference. 

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Contract Lifecycle Management Part 2: Mastering Contract Management Series

By Maria Votlucka on 05/1/19

In last week’s blog, Contract Lifecycle Management Part 1: Mastering Contract Management Blog Series,” the common tasks and contract management processes that challenge organizations and how these challenges align with and negatively impact contract lifecycles was discussed. In this final blog post in the “Mastering Contract Management Blog Series," the reasons organizations should implement contract lifecycle management and the core functionality that should be considered in contract management software is revealed.

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